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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Journal

2009 Liberal on Economic Policy Score

State Office District Name Party Rating
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 3%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 33%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 29%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 23%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 29%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 54%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 82%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 17%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 30%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 12%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 22%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 7%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 23%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 55%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 18%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 58%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 32%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 30%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 12%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 77%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 68%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 82%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 66%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 53%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 64%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 9%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 40%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 55%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 81%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 20%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 49%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 4%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 14%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 14%
Neil Abercrombie 91%
Gary Ackerman 71%
John Adler 46%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 47%
Rob Andrews 82%
Michael Arcuri 52%
Steve Austria 28%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Michele Bachmann 7%
Spencer Bachus 16%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 27%
Brian Baird 53%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 52%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 57%
Evan Bayh 43%
Melissa Bean 52%
Mark Begich 61%
Bob Bennett 29%
Shelley Berkley 68%
Howard Berman 88%
Marion Berry 52%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 28%
Jeff Bingaman 63%
Tim Bishop 64%
John Boehner 7%
Kit Bond 34%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 15%
Mary Bono Mack 34%
Dan Boren 42%
Leonard Boswell 61%
Rick Boucher 53%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 14%
Barbara Boxer 76%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 47%
Bruce Braley 68%
Bobby Bright 41%
Paul Broun 9%
Corrine Brown 87%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
Jim Bunning 9%
Roland Burris 88%
Dan Burton 19%
Steve Buyer 29%
Robert Byrd 48%
Dave Camp 32%
John Campbell III 26%
Eric Cantor 8%
Joseph Cao 39%
Lois Capps 91%
Dennis Cardoza 59%
Russ Carnahan 75%
Christopher Carney 46%
Mike Castle 41%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Ben Chandler III 54%
Travis Childers 43%
Howard Coble 16%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 59%
Jerry Costello 57%
Ander Crenshaw 25%
Kathy Dahlkemper 53%
Artur Davis 59%
Geoff Davis 22%
Lincoln Davis 48%
Bill Delahunt 86%
James DeMint 3%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 37%
Norm Dicks 75%
John Dingell 73%
Chris Dodd 88%
Byron Dorgan 54%
David Dreier 21%
Steve Driehaus 53%
Donna Edwards 91%
Chet Edwards 49%
Vern Ehlers 37%
Brad Ellsworth 45%
Jo Ann Emerson 35%
John Ensign 6%
Bob Etheridge 62%
Sam Farr 87%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 91%
Russ Feingold 47%
Bob Filner 75%
John Fleming, Jr. 12%
Randy Forbes 21%
Barney Frank 91%
Elton Gallegly 16%
Scott Garrett 12%
Jim Gerlach 37%
Gabrielle Giffords 50%
Phil Gingrey 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
Bart Gordon 55%
Alan Grayson 64%
Judd Gregg 31%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 42%
Kay Hagan 59%
John Hall 82%
Ralph Hall 25%
Debbie Halvorson 51%
Phil Hare 75%
Tom Harkin 80%
Jane Harman 61%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 9%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 44%
Baron Hill 51%
Maurice Hinchey 67%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 86%
Paul Hodes 55%
Pete Hoekstra 28%
Thomas Holden 48%
Rush Holt, Jr. 91%
Mike Honda 88%
Duncan Hunter 15%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 22%
Daniel Inouye 81%
Steve Israel 62%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
Mike Johanns 20%
Tim Johnson 35%
Timothy Johnson 67%
Steve Kagen 68%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
Ted Kaufman 79%
Patrick Kennedy 79%
John Kerry 86%
Dale Kildee 75%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Mary Jo Kilroy 75%
Jack Kingston 17%
Mark Kirk 37%
Ann Kirkpatrick 43%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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